Fête de la Musique, Sunday, June 21. Bring your Dad out for Father's Day!

Posted by The Muckrakes , Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:14 AM

Alliance Française Chapitre de Grasse invites the public to pack a picnic lunch and a beach umbrella and celebrate the Summer Solstice with an afternoon of music at the first annual Fête de la Musique at East Beach in Norfolk on June 21 from 1 to 7 pm.

The festival is free and open to the general public. It features 16 performers and bands on two stages at East Beach, located at 4550 East Beach Drive (formerly East Ocean View Ave.). The Fête also features roving musicians, storytelling and a pétanque tournament for those who can’t resist an opportunity to try this classical French game. Food vendors, including the Williamsburg Winery, will provide refreshments. Parking is also free.

Stage 1 – East Beach Bay Front Club, 4450 East Beach Dr., Norfolk

1:00 pm Fire & Ice, Barbershop Quartet
1:40 pm Tangent, Folk
2:20 pm Track McCreary, Cajun and storytelling
3:00 pm Chapitre de Grasse Chorus, French Songs
3:40 pm Mark Lawrence, Singer/Songwriter
4:20 pm Muckrakes, Americana/Folk/Bluegrass
5:20 pm Robin Welch, Classical Guitar
5:55 pm Jerry Sowers, Singer/Songwriter
6:30 pm Narissa Bond, Singer/Songwriter

Stage 2 – Pavilion Stage, Hammock Lane at 28th Bay St.

1:00 pm York River Symphony, Classical Violins
2:00 pm The Academy of Music Suzuki Violin Program, Children’s Violins
2:45 pm Blue Light District, Blues
3:45 pm Fat Tony, Swing, Blues, Americana
4:45 pm Straight Forward, Jazz
5:45 pm Bobby BlackHat Blues Band, Blues
6:30 pm The Two-Five, Rock/Alternative/Blues